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Andrew Mall

Visiting Assistant Academic Specialist, Department of Music, Northeastern University

Andrew Mall is an active scholar of the music industry, arts administrator, musician, and teacher. His research and teaching focus on nostalgia, collecting, and consumption; categories of mainstream and underground music; histories of the recording industries; and the organizational practices and hierarchies of small and large institutions involved in the music industry. An expert on the U.S. Christian recording industry and market, his writings appear in the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Musics of the World, the edited volume The Spirit of Praise: Music and Worship in Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity, and others.

As an arts administrator, he has volunteered and worked in community radio consistently since 1997 at WLVR (Bethlehem, PA), WHPK (Chicago, IL), and WLUW (Chicago). Most recently, he served for six years as a founding board member of the Chicago Independent Radio Project, where he co-wrote and enforced policies governing DJs and volunteers as part of the human resources and programming committees. Although originally trained as a jazz saxophonist, he has been an active performer of Javanese gamelan since 2006.

Prior to coming to Northeastern, he taught at DePaul University and the University of Chicago. He completed a PhD in ethnomusicology and an MA in social sciences at the University of Chicago, and a BS/MS in computer science and a BA in music at Lehigh University.


PANEL: Being a Musician in the Digital Age
TITLE: "Histories and Industries: Music and Research in the Age of Digital Reproduction"
TIME: Saturday, September 13, 11:15am – 11:25pm

PANEL: Being a Musician in the Digital Age
TITLE: "Round table discussion with Andrew Mall, Alina Simone, and Jim Sykes"
TIME: Saturday, September 13, 11:45am – 12:30pm